Closing Out #AppetizerWeek With PB&J Wings

Welcome to Day #6 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day of #AppetizerWeek. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Should we make it an annual event? I think so!

These PB&J Wings bring the flavor to any game day or tailgate. Baked chicken wings tossed in a spicy sweet sauce, these PB&J Wings are a winning bite | Cooking In Stilettos

I cannot believe that Appetizer Week is coming to a close. Let me tell you – not only did I get a ton of appetizer ideas for the Big Game, but also I have found some amazing blogs, fabulous recipes and the prizes – oh heavens – the prizes. Our fearless leaders, Kim and Kristen really went above and beyond for the readers and today’s giveaway is beyond amazing. More on that in a moment.

To finish up Appetizer Week, I knew that wings had to be in the mix. My gal Sunny Anderson has a killer wing CHAPTER in her cookbook, Sunny’s Kitchen and these PB&J wings are my absolute favorite. I know – you are going “Aly – PB&J is a SANDWICH not a WING” but hear me out. Grape jelly goes well in a ton of dishes (including my tried and true Southern aka Grape Jelly Meatballs). Peanut sauce goes fabulous with chicken. So – if you marry the two, you have a sweet, spicy, and salty combo that will have you licking your fingers and looking for more because these wings are THAT good.

When you see how easy this recipe is to throw together, this will definitely be a go-to. One thing I did was bake the wings because, while I do love a fried wing, I have Miami on the schedule in May and my butt does not need any fryer action. So – baking the wings was a healthier spin on the traditional and the oven did all the work.  Secondly – the sauce is beyond delicious but remember that it is molten peanut butter & jelly while it’s simmering – so be careful when tasting for seasoning.

So – for the Big Game – why not whip up a batch of these along with the traditional wing options. I promise you – these PB&J Wings will be star of your Game Day Buffet.

On to the recipe:

Gather your ingredients

PB & J Wings - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

Coconut CREAM not milk – and make sure to mix everything first

PB & J Wings - Coconut Cream | Cooking In Stilettos

Baking instead of frying – I know I know – don’t shoot me

PB & J Wings - Baked Chicken Wings - not fried | Cooking In Stilettos

Easiest wing sauce ever – sweet and spicy

PB & J Wings - Simmering the Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

Time to marry the wings and the sauce

PB & J Wings - Adding the Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

PB & J Wings | Cooking In Stilettos

PB & J Wings
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For a game day bite with a sweet and savory twist, these PB&J Wings are a must. Baked chicken wings are tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce that will have you asking for more!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 10
For the wings:
  • 10 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
For the Sauce:
  • ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup of grape jelly
  • ⅓ cup of coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon of sriracha sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water (if needed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a plastic bag, add your chicken wings, the canola oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Mix well so each wing is well coated.
  3. On a baking sheet (rimmed and on a rack preferably because you don’t want grease going all over your oven like someone we might know who used a rimless baking sheet cough cough my poor oven cough cough), lined with foil, tumble out the wings.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, until the wings are crispy and cooked through.
  5. While the wings are baking, make your sauce.
  6. In a saucepan, whisk together the peanut butter, grape jelly, coconut cream, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, and a bit of water to loosen up everything.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let thicken for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the wings from the oven to a paper lined plate and then, in a large bowl, toss together the wings and the sauce.
  9. Garnish with some chopped peanuts, serve with some extra sauce and enjoy.

Visit all the other Appetizer Week participants for more dishes for the Big Game:

Appetizer Week - Cookbook Giveaway Appetizer Week - Cookbook Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is absolutely amazing. It is a huge cookbook giveaway, one winner takes ALL. We would like to thank Healthy Slow Cooking, Scarletta Bakes, Quarry Spoon and Fair Winds Press. We appreciate all our sponsors and folks who helped put together this fabulous giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry to all our Canuck and International friends.

List of cookbooks up for grabs for #AppetizerWeek, one winner takes ALL:

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just For You by Kathy Hester

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist by Meagan Micozzi

Easy as Pie Pops: Small on Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun by Andrea Smetona

Stuffed The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals by Dan Whalen

Baking by Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer by Andy King

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans by Natalie Slater

Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love: Irresistible and Nutritious Gluten-Free Sandwiches, Wraps and Other Easy Eats by Tracy Griffith

Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States: Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country by Lindsay Clendaniel

Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking by Carol Fenster

Vegan Food Gifts by Joni Marie Newman

Whole Grain Vegan Baking by Celine Steen

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World by Allyson Kramer

The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook by Molly Krause

500 Paleo Recipes by Dana Carpenter

Paleo Sweets and Treats by Heather Connell

Fire in my Belly by Kevin Gillespie

Latin American Street Food by Sandra Gutierrez

Eat your Vegetables by Joe Yonan

Cooking Slow by Andy Schloss

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  1. Angel says

    My favorite cookbook of all time is called the enchanted broccoli forest , I learned to love numerous vegetables because of this book

  2. says

    Dude, you know I love me some Sunny, and some You and some wings. So this is all my faves in one place. This is a killer wing recipe. Love it so much. I am so happy you joined us this week Aly. I love working with you. xx


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